About Us

Celebrating over 30 years of developing after school chess programs in the greater NY area.

Our Mission

Summer Chess Camps NY

Our aim is to provide a positive learning environment so kids can enjoy chess as they learn it. Classes are structured using prizes to reinforce learning and good play.

As the founder of this program, I think back to what it was like when I was a scholastic chess competitor: the difficulty of dealing with losing, with competition and the obstacles which had to be overcome on the road to mastery. With this in mind, we have created chess programs and classes to offer students the opportunity to learn without undue pressure and to teach children that the road to greatness is the best part of achieving it.

I learned a great deal about this in 1983 when my High School Chess Team won the National Chess Championship. Then in 1984, I became the New York State High School Chess Champion, and I remember how hard I worked to get there and how much it meant to have a network of support both academically and personally. That is why with the development of Tri-State Chess, of our programs and tournaments, we constantly strive to help students to move forward with well roundedness and an appreciation for their classmates and their environment; as well as for the thought provoking game of chess and their pursuit of greatness.

Advanced Chess Tournament Entries

Register Online and your entry will appear automatically on our Advanced entries page! Players will see in advance which players are competing in a specific tournament & the schools they are from.  

Chess Programs

Monthly Chess Tournaments

Tournaments at Bryant Park are divided into 7 sections based upon age and strength.  Players can play "up" into any section.  The top section includes Adults and offers Cash prizes.  Trophies, plaques and medals to all others.

Summer Chess Camps

Providing students chess activities throughout the summer months in the NY area. Contact Us for more details and schedule for next Summer.

Private Chess Lessons

One of the best ways to improve your game is to bring the score of your tournament games to your chess coach & have them analyze the game with you.